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Blaine Harpenau was the winning pitcher in Remsen St. Mary's victory over North Linn. Blaine Harpenau was the winning pitcher in Remsen St. Mary's victory over North Linn.

Remsen St. Mary's beats top-ranked North Linn in state opener Video included

Remsen St. Mary's opened the Class 1A state baseball tournament with a 5-1 win over top-ranked North Linn. The Lynx saw their 16-game winning streak snapped while the defending state champs from St. Mary's won for the 14th straight time.

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Slumping Explorers release Vitters & Heyer Video included

Former Cubs third baseman Josh Vitters has been released by the Explorers. Former Cubs third baseman Josh Vitters has been released by the Explorers.

The Explorers hope they have reached their low point. Sioux City was swept by Salina Thursday night -- a team that came here with a 6-49 record. The X's have released pitcher Kurt Heyer and third baseman Josh Vitters.

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Westwood falls to #1 Kee in 1A semifinals Video included

Westwood lost to Kee, 7-3, in the state semifinals on Thursday. Westwood lost to Kee, 7-3, in the state semifinals on Thursday.

Westwood lost to top-ranked Kee, 7-3, in the Class 1A semifinals at the state softball tournament on Thursday in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

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Cherokee native Koch returns to major league roster

Matt Koch has been called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Matt Koch has been called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Cherokee native Matt Koch has been called up to the majors by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He takes the place of Taijuan Walker, who was placed on the paternity list.

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Last-place Salina completes sweep of Explorers Video included

Tempers flare during Thursday's game between Sioux City and Salina. Tempers flare during Thursday's game between Sioux City and Salina.

The Explorers were swept by the American Association's worst team, losing 5-1 to Salina on Thursday at Mercy Field at Lewis and Clark Park. The Stockade improve to 9-49 with their first three-game winning streak of the season.

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Explorers reach low point of the season Video included

X's manager Steve Montgomery says morale is good despite eight losses in nine games. X's manager Steve Montgomery says morale is good despite eight losses in nine games.

The Explorers were hoping to shake out of their slump against Salina this week. The Stockade came to Sioux City with a 6-49 record, but have won two in a row.

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Heelan edges BHRV for state trip; East falls at Dowling Video included

Tommy Schiltz drove in the only run in Heelan's 1-0 win over BH/RV on Wednesday. Tommy Schiltz drove in the only run in Heelan's 1-0 win over BH/RV on Wednesday.

Bishop Heelan beat BH/RV, 1-0, in 8 innings to earn a trip to the state baseball tournament, while Sioux City East lost at Dowling, 3-1. See the highlights and the SportsFource scoreboard.

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Strand sees stronger organization in return as Musketeer coach Video included

Luke Strand was formally introduced as the new head coach of the Musketeers on Wednesday. Luke Strand was formally introduced as the new head coach of the Musketeers on Wednesday.

In the last six days, the Musketeers lost their head coach and hired a new coach who had been in Sioux City before. Luke Strand replaces Jay Varady and takes over a team that was a game away from winning the USHL title last season.

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Iowa's Neustrom makes Cape Cod All-Star team Video included

Iowa's Robert Neustrom has made the All-Star team in the Cape Cod League. Iowa's Robert Neustrom has made the All-Star team in the Cape Cod League.

University of Iowa junior Robert Neustrom has been named a Cape Cod League All-Star. Neustrom, a Sioux City North graduate, is hitting .298 in 26 games for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks with four doubles and three home runs.

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